Presented at the Lobby Gallery at the Liu Institute for Global Issues
(Installation up from February 22nd- March 12th)
In Guatemala, where women feel that the street is not a safe space, local women’s organizations campaigning to eradicate violence against women metaphorically claim the air as their safe space. Using images of butterflies and witches, they represent themselves, their struggle, and their hopes for a better future. How do butterflies and witches manifest women’s struggles, empowerment and demands in this context? Why are these specific symbols claimed, circulated, and embodied?
Dr. Juanita Sundberg (Geography)
Dr. Bill French (History)
Tal Nitsan (Anthropology)
The panel will take place on Tuesday, February 28th 2012, at 5:00pm in the Multipurpose Room. Reception to follow.
Supported and hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Dr., UBC.